Saturday, November 26, 2005

Abuse Culprit Identified

The policewoman in the infamous MMS videoclip has been identified as a police constable from the district headquarters in Petaling Jaya. It has also been confirmed that the incident occurred at the headquarters.

Video clip taken at a PJ police station

PETALING JAYA: The uniformed woman captured on a cellular phone video ordering a naked female Chinese national to do ear squats has been identified as a police constable from the district headquarters here.

It has also been confirmed that the incident occurred at the headquarters.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Musa Hassan said police had recorded the constable's statement and he had directed a no cover-up investigation into the incident.

"There will not be any cover-up, and anyone involved in any illegal activity, like recording or even using a phone in a restricted area, will be brought to book. We will not hesitate to dismiss them.

"The Prime Minister himself personally contacted me to ensure a thorough investigation is carried out, and that those involved are taken to task," he said when contacted yesterday.

The Deputy IGP, who visited the district police headquarters yesterday, vowed to get to the bottom of the matter, and appealed to the public to allow him and his officers to investigate the matter.

He said police needed to find out who took the video clip, as there were a number of people, including civilians, at the place at the time of the incident.

Musa also clarified that all detainees were required to strip and be searched before being sent to the lock-up.

This is to ensure that they do not have any prohibited items, like sharp objects or drugs.

"It is a requirement that all detainees are thoroughly checked by police personnel of their gender, and checks must be done in a closed-up area," he said, adding that police could ask detainees to do squats. [...]

The Deputy Inspector-General of Police has directed a no cover-up investigation but one wonders if this is totally true especially when they've received information of this incident as far back as last Saturday!

Police already probing video clip before public exposure

KUALA LUMPUR: Police were already investigating the video clip showing a naked woman doing ear squats in front of another woman in uniform before it was exposed in Parliament.

MCA head of Public Service and Complaints Department Datuk Michael Chong said he received the video clip via MMS last Saturday.

"I immediately called Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Yahaya Udin.

'We met on Tuesday (Nov 22) and I showed him the clip and discussed what action should be taken," Chong said at his office yesterday. [...]

I truly doubt the police constable is the only person involved. Will they investigate further to dig up more dirt? Will they set up an independent enquiry on this issue? Will the Government finally take the right initiatives to reform the police force? Time will only tell. Let's see how this story develops further.

(picture from The Telegraph)

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